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    Mabuhay! Welcome Rotonda in Manila and Quezon City

    A fitting landmark to welcome the New Year, a photo of Welcome Rotonda, now called Mabuhay Rotonda, located at the boundary of the City of Manila and Quezon City, also marks the end-points of four major streets: EspaƱa Boulevard, Quezon Avenue, E. Rodriguez Avenue and Mayon St.

    mabuhay rotondapicture of the rotonda (roundabout) taken from Quezon City side (Canon Ixus 30). The monuments back is Espana Boulevard leading to Quiapo

    History of Welcome Rotonda (now Mabuhay Rotonda)

    Architect Luciano V. Aquino designed and built the structure from piles of marble in 1948 during the term of Mayor Ponciano Bernardo when Quezon City was declared the new capital of the Philippines. It was renamed Mabuhay Rotonda in 1995 to reflect a more Filipino name (Mabuhay means Long Live in Filipino), during the term of Mayor Ismael Mathay.

    The roundabout is a declared freedom park where demonstrations and rallies can be held. When Tutubi passed by, activists displayed banners calling for the resumption of the GRP-MILF peace talks. Who wouldn't want peace?

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    How to get there:

    Commuting to Welcome Rotonda is easy, jeepneys from Manila going to Quezon City with signbords Cubao, Project 2-3, Project 4, Project 6, Project 7, Project 8, and Lagro/Fairview pass by the imposing landmark. From MRT stations of Quezon Avenue, North Avenue, GMA-Kamuning and Cubao, jeepneys going to Quiapo pass by the intersection.

    From Mabuhay Rotonda, at the corner of Kanlaon and Quezon Avenue, jeepneys with signboards Mayon will take you to Dapitan Arcade up to A. Bonifacio and San Francisco del Monte (Frisco) intersection.

    Driving Directions: the rotonda (roundabout) can be reached easily from EDSA Cubao via E. Rodriguez, from Quiapo via Espana, from NLEX/Frisco/A. Bonifacio via Mayon and from Quezon Memorial Circle via Quezon Avenue.

    Nearby landmarks include PLDT (with its transmission tower), Welcome Supermarket, United Doctors Medical Center (UDMC) and Grand Inihaw.

    Lastly, for a road map of Welcome Rotonda, click here

    Related Post:
    Quezon Memorial Circle

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:31 PM,

    6 Comments:

    At Jan 3, 2009, 5:39:00 PM, Anonymous Toe said...

    Thanks for the photo and the write-up Tutubi. And to think that I used to go there everyday during college when I went to UST and I didn't even know its history. Happy New Year Tutubi! :)

     
    At Jan 3, 2009, 11:33:00 PM, Blogger the donG said...

    dati rin akong dumadaan dyan pero almost taon na rin akong hindi nakadaan dyan. historical para sa bansa natin at memorable naman ito sa nanay ko.

     
    At Jan 3, 2009, 11:44:00 PM, Blogger Nina said...

    Nice shot. It's a shame that I lived near the area but I don't have a single photo. I also worked along Roxas Blvd with daily sunset view from 15th floor of Ramon Magsaysay Center and no single photo.

     
    At Jan 4, 2009, 10:21:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    Toe, something i also used to ignore but glad i have a cam with me when i passed by the pedestrian overpass

    dong, i have lived in sampaloc for ten years...it's an imposing landmark for me

    nina, i only have two photos taken by a P&S...hope so shoot it more artistically someday...as if i have the "it" in me :P

     
    At Apr 21, 2009, 11:43:00 AM, Anonymous thomas said...

    I also live near this place, im from sampaloc. There were newly installed overpass, Restraurant like the BurgerKing & Jollibee.


    Also check:
    www.manila.gov.ph

     
    At Apr 21, 2009, 10:07:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    thomas, i'm a batang sampaloc for ten years before i left the area n years ago

     

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